Why Did the 1905 Revolution Fail

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Why did the 1905 revolution fail?
One of the main reasons that the 1905 revolution failed was because the October Manifesto merely only satisfied the middle classes’ appetite for reform. However this was only a short term change in government therefore it was not really a revolution because the changes were not permanent. To add, the readiness of the liberals to accept the government’s political and economical bribes indicted that they were not genuinely ready for a revolution at this time. Furthermore the duma did not have as much power as the tsar portrayed them to have. They were not able to pass laws and did not have any control on the state’s finance. To add, another reason why the 1905 revolution failed was because after the
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The industrial working class remained to be the only major opposition towards the government. The workers did not, on the whole benefit from Russia’s prosperity and felt that they were being left behind to some extent. This led to a number of strikes and protest such as Bloody Sunday; however none of these protest had a great enough impact to cause reform. Furthermore the army stayed loyal to the tsar, crushing revolutionary disturbances and arresting thousands of revolutionaries.
This shows why the 1905 revolution failed because the tsar managed to keep its power even in great times of opposition because of its alliances with the
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